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Study: Monkeys Control Robotic Arm with Brain

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Study: Monkeys Control Robotic Arm with Brain

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Study: Monkeys Control Robotic Arm with Brain

Study: Monkeys Control Robotic Arm with Brain

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The journal Nature is reporting that in an experiment, monkeys were able to feed themselves using a robotic arm controlled with their brain waves. The technology has promise for paralyzed humans — but there are some serious hurdles. Madeleine Brand speaks with Andrew Schwartz, the senior author on the paper.